Image:California State Assembly room p1080879.jpg|thumb|California State Assembly chamber
Image:California Senate chamber p1080899.jpg|thumb|California State Senate chamber
File:Californialegislaturejournals.jpg|thumb|A few volumes of the journals of each house (Senate is red; Assembly [lower chamber] is green).
The '''California State Legislature''' is the State legislature (United States)|state legislature
of the U.S. state
. It is a bicameral
body consisting of the lower house
, the California State Assembly
, with 80 members, and the upper house
, the California State Senate
, with 40 members.
New legislators convene each new two-year session, to organize, in the Assembly and Senate Chambers, respectively, at noon on the first Monday in December following the election.